Student Spotlight: Sean Murray, SPHP Program

Sean Murray at his Westwood Externship
Army veteran Sean Murray is the epitome of hard work and dedication. His plan is to go to veterinary school, and he is taking courses at UNE to fulfill his science prerequisites. Because his home internet signal is too weak for proctoring, he has been driving two hours one way to his in-laws’ house every two weeks to take his exams in a comfortable setting. Additionally, he volunteers to help other students in the class and sends out helpful supplemental videos that he finds online. His instructor, Llanie Nobile, says “I have one month left with him but I will miss his enthusiasm – he is an ideal student.” Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and where…

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Student Spotlight: Tola Ilegbusi, SPHP Program

Tola Ilegbusi, Science Prerequisites student
Tola Ilegbusi is a student in the Science Prerequisites for Health Professions (SPHP) program, taking online science prerequisites to prepare for his application to medical school. Here he talks about what encouraged him to choose UNE, what he intends to get out of his online courses, what keeps him focused, and what he plans for the future. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and where you’re from? I’m originally from Boston but I grew up in Florida. Shortly after graduating from the University of Florida, I moved to New York in order to start my career in healthcare working for a large hospital system. Shortly after this, I went back to school to complete my Master of…

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Student Spotlight: Meg Cotton, SPHP Program

Meg Cotton, deployed soldier and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Meg Cotton is an active duty service member, single mom, Registered Nurse, and an aspiring Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). As a deployed soldier, she has chosen to take UNE’s SPHP classes for the flexibility of schedule and ease of access. Here she talks about being a student while on deployment, her experience with the coursework, and her goals for the future. What motivated you to take science prerequisites courses? I started at UNE taking the Medical Biochemistry course in anticipation of entering a doctoral program to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Why were you looking for online courses? I’m in the military, and it’s difficult to manage taking courses locally because of the uncertain nature of my…

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